(NEW YORK) — The United States has been facing a COVID-19 surge as the more contagious delta variant continues to spread.
More than 701,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.8 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Just 65% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the CDC.
Here’s how the news is developing. All times Eastern.
Oct 04, 9:19 am
NYC public school employees must now be vaccinated
All New York City public school employees must now be vaccinated or risk losing their jobs.
More than 97% of the city’s public school teachers are now vaccinated, according to the United Federation of Teachers.
The union estimated about 1,000 more teachers were vaccinated over the weekend following the 5 p.m. Friday deadline.
Protesting teachers will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall for a rally Monday afternoon.
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